Slade's Antiques is located in Banbury, UK
Victorian Mahogany Mirror-Backed Coal Purdonium C.1880
REF: 14926 / LA49083
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This attractive Victorian coal purdonium is constructed from mostly solid mahogany. It has a hinged pull-out front, which opens to reveal the original removable tin liner. Above this is a small open section with a bevel-edged mirrored back with shaped sides and a shaped top. The piece retains its metal handles to the sides and front and metal and ceramic castors. The front has an attractive carved panel in the art nouveau style. With the liner removed it would make a nice magazine stand.
Slade's Antiques has clarified that the Victorian Mahogany Mirror-Backed Coal Purdonium C.1880 (LA49083) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1880s
Overall this handsome piece is in good usuable condition with some wear consistent with age and use. There is some scuffing and wear to the woodwork as might be expected and the piece is overall a little faded. There is some scratching to the surfaces. It would originally have had a gallery or back rail on the top, but this is no longer present and the holes have been filled and polished. The tin liner is worn and holed with some surface corrosion, and we believe that the piece would originally have had a shovel which is now missing.
DELIVERY: The purchaser is welcome to collect by appointment from our premises, postcode OX15 6EP. Please note that we do not pack collection items for delivery. We welcome collection by man & van type courier, but please note that we do not accept collection by parcel courier for collection items. These are large and bulky items and not suitable for sending with parcel couriers. We can supply reputable courier recommendations on request.
This Victorian Mahogany Mirror-Backed Coal Purdonium C.1880 is located in Banbury, UK